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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: May 14-21

This week’s resource roundup includes a new guide to reopening, updated data on what will make audiences feel safe, a webinar on creative responses for the performing arts field, and a guide to making online events accessible to all.


Photo: A Big Read participant reads In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Photo Credit: Lighthouse Writers Workshop​

Coming Up

Webinar: Disruption & Innovation: Creative Performing Arts Responses to COVID-19
Wednesday, May 27th from 1-2pm CST

Arts Midwest has gathered voices across the performing arts field for a conversation about how they’re innovating during disruption. Learn how leaders from Cantus Vocal Ensemble, Geffen Playhouse, and Dancing Alone Together have adapted to online fundraising, experimented with new dance class models, and moved performances online. We’ll focus in on the strategies that made each project successful, and send all attendees a toolkit of resources to help you do it yourself.

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In Case You Missed It

Arts Midwest to Distribute $707,000 in CARES Act Funding
Arts Midwest is working with state arts agencies in its nine-state region to distribute CARES Act funds as quickly and as equitably as possible across the Midwest.

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Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide
This newly-released guide compiled by 300 professionals from all facets of the live event industry addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers when reopening.

Download the Guide


Masks? Antibody Testing? Big Update On What Will Make People Feel Safe Visiting
The last two weeks have shown major changes in what people report will make them feel safe visiting cultural organizations again. Gain key insights from this new data set from Know Your Own Bone.

Read the Analysis


Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events for People with Disabilities
Arts and cultural organizations are doing an amazing and vital job in making their programming available during a difficult time. However, it’s important that accessibility for people with disabilities doesn’t get left behind! Learn best practices for virtual accessibility through this new National Endowment for the Arts​ guide.

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